A meteor slammed into the earth a few million years ago. It wiped out anything that stood a few feet above ground. As an encore, it introduced an Ice Age. Was that the end of the world? Look around you.
Fact is, the survivors thrived, grew bigger and inherited the earth.
Human nature is to regroup, salvage the essentials from the wreckage and construct a new normal. We rebuild smarter, stronger and safer. Resilience is the muscle we develop in tough times to cope with the next challenge; it's what allows us to bend and not break.
HARVESTING HOPE is about harnessing the power of resilience to transform our lives in troubled times while acknowledging and learning to live with our vulnerability.
We have had our own economic earthquake and the landscape of many lives has been changed beyond recognition. But, we're still here.
HARVESTING HOPE is about adaptation, resilience, and survival. It's also about taking control of our lives from crippling worry, anger and poor self-esteem; the feelings that keep us stuck and about finding a balance so that we can face, feel, adapt to, and transform our new reality.
Made up of short chapters on the feelings that bind us to our past and preconceived notions of normal, with step-by-step exercises we can use to free ourselves to enable us to live fuller lives, HARVESTING HOPE is a plain-language guide to being a real person in tough times.
HARVESTING HOPE also contains reflections and poems to raise, soothe and stretch the human spirit.